Declining COVID Circumstances Permit Modified Journey Necessities for Home Vacationers and Relaxed Masking Mandates
SAINT THOMAS, Virgin Islands, March 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Virgin Islands proceed to see a decline in COVID-19 circumstances permitting Governor Bryan to announce an ease in necessities for home vacationers. Efficient as of March 7, vacationers who’re totally vaccinated in america and USVI can submit proof of vaccination and are now not required to offer a adverse COVID take a look at for entry.
Totally vaccinated vacationers embrace those that have obtained the next vaccines and have waited at the very least 14 days following their required dosage earlier than the primary day of journey to the USVI.
Accepted vaccinations include-
- Johnson and Johnson (minimal one shot)
- Moderna (minimal two photographs)
- Pfizer/BionTech (minimal two photographs)
- AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine (minimal two photographs)
- Sinopharm (minimal two photographs)
- Sinovac (minimal two photographs)
- COVAXIN (minimal two photographs)
- Covovax (minimal two photographs)
- Nuvaxovid (minimal two photographs)
As of March 9, there have been solely .84% of optimistic circumstances reported within the U.S. Virgin Islands in a seven-day interval.
“Security has all the time been and continues to be our first concern for each residents and guests of the USVI. As we carefully monitor the COVID-19 circumstances inside the Territory, we proceed to see a development of declining optimistic circumstances which provides us an optimistic outlook on the way forward for tourism within the vacation spot and the arrogance to loosen the restrictions on visitation from the U.S.” says Commissioner Joseph B. Boschulte of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Division of Tourism. “We’re hopeful that these new necessities by means of our user-friendly portal will give vacationers the arrogance that their well being is our prime precedence.”
All guests arriving from the U.S. mainland and USVI are required to offer both proof of vaccination or acceptable adverse COVID-19 take a look at inside 5 days of journey by means of the USVI Travel Screening Portal for journey clearance. Accepted guests will obtain a inexperienced QR affirmation code through e-mail for entry.
Partially or unvaccinated home vacationers, and people who obtained COVID-19 vaccination(s) outdoors of the U.S. are nonetheless required to submit a adverse COVID-19 take a look at for journey clearance and entry into the Territory. Worldwide vacationers, inclusive of the BVI ages 18 and older arriving within the USVI should present proof of vaccination and a adverse COVID take a look at no matter vaccination standing and citizenship.
Lastly, testing shouldn’t be required for inbound journey from the U.S. Virgin Islands to the U.S. mainland.
Throughout the Territory, as of March 14, Governor Bryan has drooped indoor masking mandates. Face coverings are now not required indoors with a number of notable exceptions together with indoor and out of doors areas at ports of entry, indoor and out of doors areas at public, personal and parochial colleges and in any respect hospitals, nursing properties and healthcare amenities. Enterprise-owners can decide whether or not they need to require clients and workers to put on masks at their discretion.
In regards to the U.S. Virgin Islands
The U.S. Virgin Islands are an official U.S. territory within the Caribbean that encompass three particular person islands – St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix. Good for leisure or enterprise journey, the U.S. Virgin Islands are wealthy with tradition, historical past, surrounded by breathtaking seashores. When touring to the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. residents can get pleasure from all of the conveniences of home journey as no passport is required for U.S. residents arriving from Puerto Rico or america. Entry necessities for non-U.S. residents are equal to getting into america from any worldwide nation. Upon departure, a passport is required for non U.S. residents. For extra details about the United States Virgin Islands, go to VisitUSVI.com, comply with us on Instagram (@visitusvi) and Twitter (@usvitourism), and change into a fan on Fb (www.facebook.com/VisitUSVI).
SOURCE U.S. Virgin Islands Division of Tourism